Not technically a bookshelf I know, but this is the first in an occasional series highlighting literary magazines that would suit any shelf. So it seems suitable to start with the oldest of the lot, The London Magazine. It was established in 1732 and has naturally undergone a variety of relaunches - what hasn't changed is the standard of writing - contributors have included Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Evelyn Waugh, TS Eliot and William Boyd. It comes out bimonthly and the current issue includes Harry Mount on 'My London', Edward Lucie-Smith on The Magic Realism of Julio Larraz and Tom Sutcliffe on Digestible Opera. Well worth buying.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Monday, 29 September 2014
The 16-24 generation is still firmly in favour of print books, new research shows, with 73% saying they prefer print over digital or audio formats. Exclusive research conducted by Voxburner for The Bookseller showed that while nearly three-quarters of young people said they prefer the print form, only 27% prefer e-books and 31% said they don’t buy e-books at all. The Bookseller
Monday, 15 September 2014
Mosses and lichens are very primitive organisms that grow in damp places, including rocks and trees. They form the lowest layer of forest vegetation and are equipped with chlorophyll giving them a green colour of varying degrees of intensity. alcarol recovered some logs from the undergrowth of the Italian Dolomite mountains and cut planks that preserve the natural edges with their native populations of plants, which are embedded in a resin resembling the water that generated their life. Undergrowth particular: wood, steel rod, moss and resin. This bookshelf is a self-supporting structure looking for utmost essentiality, giving the sections of the mossy log the effect of being suspended in the air.